From ClickOrlando.com :
Police in Tampa stopped a dozen anti-war protesters from entering an event attended by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after the group said it intended to arrest her for war crimes.
The protesters from Code Pink carried handcuffs Tuesday and tried to enter a performing arts center. Rice was attending an event in conjunction with the Republican National Convention. They said they wanted to make a citizen’s arrest of Rice, who was Secretary of State when the Iraq War started.
Just what did the ones trying to make the citizen’s arrest plan to do afterwards if they had been successful at detaining Secretary Rice?
In an article published by the Sun-Sentinel, reporter Alexia Campbell says the following:
Want to be a crime fighter? Florida law allows you to chase down a robber or take down a gunman.
But be careful. While you’re allowed to make a citizen’s arrest for a felony crime, law enforcement authorities still have mixed feelings about civilians taking the law into their own hands.
Even well-intentioned people have been charged with battery or have been sued for false arrest if the person they detained isn’t convicted.
As for the costumes that Code Pink members have been wearing, The Blaze blogger Meredith Jessup has this to say:
So, let me get this straight. These “warriors for women” are so fed up with our apparent patriarchal society that when a man approached them with giant vagina costumes & told them put them on and parade around in public, they didn’t hesitate to say yes?
Seriously — these ladies are an embarrassment to my gender.
By the way, notice the sign that a Code Pink member is holding in the upper left-hand corner of the above photo. It says, “Free abortion on demand.” Apparently, Code Pink has taken Sandra Fluke’s mantra one step further.